Baoding Iron Ball
This page has basic information about Chinese health balls, how they work and how to use Baoding iron balls (another name for the same item). If you are looking for health balls for sale, please go here.
Baoding Iron Ball, famed as one of the "three treasures" of Baoding, China, is a traditional product renowned at home and abroad. The production of Baoding Iron Ball dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). and it has been made meticulously by Baoding handicraftsmen through the ages.
Originally, the Baoding Iron Ball was a solid ball, and afterwards it is designed hollow with a sounding plate in it. Of a pair of balls, one sounds high and one low. It is a treasure necessary for the aged to build up physical strength and remove diseases.
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How They Work
According to the Chinese traditional medical theory of "Jingluo" (jingluo refers to the main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of passages, through which vital energy circulates and along which the acupuncture points are distributed).
The ten fingers are connected with the heart, that is to say, by means of jingluo the ten fingers are connected with the cranial nerve and vital organs of the human body, including heart, liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, gallbladder, stomach and intestine, etc.
On plucking the iron balls with fingers, the balls can stimulate the various acupuncture points on the hand, resulting in the unimpeded circulation of vital energy and blood in the body. It can cause the jingluo (channels) unblocked and through, the vital energy and blood to function in harmony, the muscles nimble, the bones strong, the mind sober, can invigorate the circulation of blood, and can prevent and cure hypertension and various chronic diseases.
If you keep on taking exercise everyday for months and years, you can get the fine results of keeping your brain in good health with high intelligence and good memory, relieving your fatigue, drowning your worries and , moreover, prolonging your life.
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How To Use Iron Baoding Balls
When taking exercise, put two iron balls on your palm, and crook and stretch the five fingers in sequence to cause the balls to rotate and revolve, either clockwise or counter-clockwise.
In so doing, all the joints of the hand are always in motion; and with the crooking and stretching of the fingers, the forearm muscles are contracted and relaxed harmonically.
At first, you may select balls of small size for exercise; and when skilled, you can select iron balls larger and larger in size. Your two hands may practice in alternation, and three or four balls may be put on the palm at the same time for showing a variety of figures.
Maintenance: The ball is made of metal, and should be prevented from violent collision. The balls should be kept dry and clean, and waxed or greased if they will be stored unused for a long period of time.
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